Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hounslow with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West London > Hounslow
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 25 31
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 20 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hounslow 5.04% 4.69% 1.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.04% 30.77% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 3
Hounslow median daily rate £468 £495 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +10.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £381 £407 £410
90th Percentile £556 £572 £539
West London median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Hounslow median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £8.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +41.18% -
West London median hourly rate £44.00 £12.00 £8.50
% change year-on-year +266.67% +41.18% -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hounslow with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Hounslow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 54 39 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hounslow 13.60% 15.23% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 25 17
Hounslow median daily rate £468 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +21.21% -2.94%
10th Percentile £206 £362 £245
90th Percentile £549 £663 £550
West London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Hounslow median hourly rate £27.00 £12.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.00% -46.67% +87.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £11.05
90th Percentile £44.10 £12.00 £62.01
West London median hourly rate £43.50 £17.38 £23.75
% change year-on-year +150.36% -26.84% +6.74%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Hounslow

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hounslow.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Hounslow

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Hounslow.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Hounslow

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hounslow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Hounslow over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Hounslow

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hounslow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Hounslow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Hounslow

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Contract Job Locations in Hounslow

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Hounslow region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chiswick - 10 £500 -
Isleworth +4 3 - -
Brentford -12 3 £468 +10.00% 1
Feltham +3 2 - - 1
QA
West London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hounslow region with a requirement for QA.

1 10 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) TDD
2 9 (45.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 7 (35.00%) BDD
4 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (35.00%) CSS
5 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (30.00%) CircleCI
6 5 (25.00%) Video on Demand
7 4 (20.00%) User Experience
7 4 (20.00%) Mocha
7 4 (20.00%) Node.js
7 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (20.00%) Pair Programming
7 4 (20.00%) Video\Live Streaming
7 4 (20.00%) JUnit
7 4 (20.00%) Jest
7 4 (20.00%) Terraform
7 4 (20.00%) React
8 3 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (15.00%) Python
8 3 (15.00%) PHP
8 3 (15.00%) HTML
8 3 (15.00%) Scrum
8 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
8 3 (15.00%) CMS
8 3 (15.00%) LAMP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Hounslow by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) CMS
1 3 (15.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Akamai
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (5.00%) GitHub
2 1 (5.00%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (10.00%) Hazelcast
1 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (30.00%) CircleCI
3 4 (20.00%) JUnit
3 4 (20.00%) Mocha
4 3 (15.00%) Mockito
5 2 (10.00%) Appium
5 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (10.00%) Gatling
5 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (10.00%) Maven
6 1 (5.00%) CocoaPods
6 1 (5.00%) fastlane
6 1 (5.00%) JIRA
6 1 (5.00%) Selenium
6 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.00%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Games
2 2 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Drupal Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Programme Manager
3 2 (10.00%) QA Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Drupal Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Validation Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Android Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) CSS
2 4 (20.00%) Jest
2 4 (20.00%) Node.js
2 4 (20.00%) React
3 3 (15.00%) CSS3
3 3 (15.00%) HTML
3 3 (15.00%) HTML5
3 3 (15.00%) jQuery
3 3 (15.00%) LAMP
4 2 (10.00%) REST
4 2 (10.00%) Sensu
4 2 (10.00%) Spring
4 2 (10.00%) Spring Boot
5 1 (5.00%) AVFoundation
5 1 (5.00%) Core Data
5 1 (5.00%) Dagger
5 1 (5.00%) GraphQL
5 1 (5.00%) iOS SDK
5 1 (5.00%) RxCocoa
5 1 (5.00%) RxSwift
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Video on Demand
3 4 (20.00%) User Experience
3 4 (20.00%) Video\Live Streaming
4 3 (15.00%) Over-the-Top Content
5 2 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (5.00%) Apple TV
6 1 (5.00%) iPad
6 1 (5.00%) iPhone
6 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
1 2 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (45.00%) TDD
2 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (35.00%) BDD
4 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (20.00%) Pair Programming
6 3 (15.00%) DevOps
6 3 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.00%) System Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.00%) Coaching
7 2 (10.00%) Decision-Making
7 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
7 2 (10.00%) Document Management
7 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.00%) PHP
2 3 (15.00%) Python
3 2 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) Apple Swift
4 1 (5.00%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (10.00%) GMP
1 2 (10.00%) GxP
1 2 (10.00%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Terraform
2 2 (10.00%) Ansible
2 2 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (10.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Apple
1 1 (5.00%) HP
1 1 (5.00%) SAP
1 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow